New Vision (Kampala)

Uganda: Club Music Awards 2013 Nominees List Out

The Nominee list for the upcoming Club Music Video Awards was finally released this Wednesday at the Kampala Serena Hotel by Club Brand Manager Samuel Hooper flanked by officials from Alexander Forbes who were in charge of the verification process.

The list is a culmination of the judging efforts by a panel of judges with experience in videos and the international music scene. They were Ugandan-born Channel O Manager, Leslie "Lee" Kasumba , South African film maker Mathew Stonier, former MTV senior producer and Huffington post columnist, Jasmine Dotiwalla and Phil Nwankwo, a talent and Music manager with Trace TV for Anglo phone Africa.

The judges said they were amazed at the high volume of quality videos in the country and that the nomination process had been fun and exciting.

"From what we have seen, there is a lot of passion in trying to make good music videos in Uganda but there is still a lot of room for even more creativity," said Nwankwo. The judges noted that most Ugandan Music videos had so many post production effects that included clichés like bombs and fires.

"Do one or two effects that complement each other and avoid imitating America. You guys have a rich culture; I would appreciate seeing more of Uganda the country," Judge Dotiwalla advised.

For her part, Judge Kasumba liked what she called Uganda's "Island feel." "Uganda has a strong Jamaican dancehall influence, I feel like I am on an Island. It is really something to place Luganda into dancehall," she said.

According to the panel, the criteria used to nominate Videos in all the Fourteen Categories included memorability, passion of performance, choreography, costumes and wardrobes.

The final nomination list has a number of surprises as lesser known and rookie artists triumphed over mainstream artists in number of nominations.

In the run up to the September 20th finale, the public, who will contribute 30% to overall winners per category, will be allowed to vote through a mobile USSD platform.

OFFICIAL NOMINEES FOR THE CLUB MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS 2013:

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

- MUJUNGU PATRICIA for the video ITAANO by TONIKS

- VICCY & ROSEMARY, NECESSARY GIRLS, BREAK DANCE for the video KATA by NAVIO

- KEN SEWANYANA (Kings Dancing Group) for the video CORCODIOSIS by BEBE COOL

- KING for video WORK IT OUT by MAURICE KIRYA

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

- SEAN SAWYER for the Video DANCE MY PAIN AWAY by AMARU

- KINO MUSOKE for the video POWER by GNL ZAMBA

- ADIO ASH for the Video STAY by AMARU

- FRED KIGOZI for the video ONE & ONLY by NAVIO

BEST COSTUME & MAKEUP

- ARK MENZ for the Video NJAGALA GWE by MINAH

- FRED KIGOZI for the video KATA by NAVIO

- BOB DIXON for the Video MIKONKOME by VAMPINO

- HASZ MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT for the video ITAANO by TONIKS

BEST DIRECTING

- KINO MUSOKE for the video POWER by GNL ZAMBA

- JIM TWISTED URB for the Video AMARI by SEAN SIMPLE

- ADIO ASH for the Video STAY by AMARU

- THORN BUBBLE FILMS for the Video LET ME GO by KEKO

BEST SET DESIGN

- KING for Video WORKI IT OUT by Maurice Kirya

- FRED KIGOZI for the video KATA by NAVIO

- DAN ONDENDAAL FANTASTIC by RADIO & WEASEL

- DJ BOBBY for Video 18 AND OVER by BAKRI

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS

- ATARODO FILMS for the Video NINGA OMULOGE by NAAVA GREY

- FRED KIGOZI for the video KATA by NAVIO

- FRANK JAH for the Video MBALABA BULABI by RODE N. Y

- VAMPINO/NICKI NOLA/ARKMENZ for the Video NOBODY LIKE ME by VAMPINO & NICKI NKOLA

BEST USE OF TECHNOLOGY

- XTREME STUDIOS for the Video NDIWAKABI (I AM BAD) by KS ALPHA

- GASUZA for the Video SHINE by DJ GLOBAL, LILIAN, RUYONGA, PATROBAS, PLCOY,GASUZA, BIG

THRILL & THE MITH

- MARTIN & DENIS CENTRIX for the Video WIND IT by ANDY MUSIC & BIG TRK

- ATARODO FILMS for the Video MUNGATTO by TONIKS

NEW COMER OF THE YEAR

- 18 AND OVER by BAKRI

- STAY by AMARU

- BUKI BUKI by SOLJA

- NTEREDDE by NAAVA GREY

INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

- TWEKEBEZE by BONSTAR STREET DREAMS & BRIS JEAN

- DREAM by NAVIO

- STAY by AMARU

- KATONDA KYASALAWO by RAGGA DEE

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

- CLEAN & FRESH by RHODA K SHELBIE & SIZZAMAN

- WHY by MARO ft GRAVITY

- SHINE by DJ GLOBAL, LILIAN, RUYONGA, PATROBAS, PLCOY,GASUZA, BIG THRILL & THE MITH

- REGULAR by TONIKS ft NAVIO

BEST DUO OR GROUP

- FLASH LIGHT by NEIGHBOURHOOD RnB

- FANTASTIC by RADIO & WEASEL

- BALANCE OF POWER by URBAN AKSENT

- KELE KELE DANCE by ROCKY BOYS

FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

- STAY by AMARU

- LET ME GO by KEKO

- NTEREDDE by NAAVA GREY

- ON FIRE by CINDY

MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

- POWER by GNL ZAMBA

- WORK IT OUT by MAURICE KIRYA

- KATA by NAVIO

- BALANCE OF POWER by URBAN AKSENT

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